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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Weaiher- Cloudy and foggy tonight with lows 15 to 20. Sunny Thursday with highs .15 to 40. VOLUME 92 - NUM BEH 329 WU Yttar l\nptcL *    CBD GAS CITY FINAL 15 CENTS CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1974 ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPI, NEW YORK TIMES Says Rocky Knew About Wiretaps WASHINGTON (AP) - Contradicting Vice-president-designate Nelson Rockefeller’s testimony, a former official says Henry Kissinger told him in 1969 that Rockefeller knew about the wiretapping of Kissinger aides. Rockefeller swore two weeks ago that he did not know of the wiretaps until he read news stories about them in 1973. The conflicting account was given Tuesday at Rockefeller’s vice-presidential confirmation hearing before the house judiciary committee. Security Officer The sworn testimony that Rockefeller knew of the wiretaps four years before he says he did came from A. Russell Ash, then Kissinger’s security officer on the National Security Council. Ash testified that Kissinger called him into his office in the fall cf 1969 and said the director of an intelligence advisory board of which Rockefeller was a member had told Rockefeller about the wiretaps. Ash said this one conversation was all he knew about the matter. He said that the former board director, J. Patrick Coyne, had telephoned him Monday night to deny that he had told Rockefeller of any wiretap. Ash said under questioning he had no way of knowing if the story was true and that he could not remember if Kissinger had said Rockefeller himself had told Kissinger of his khowledge of the wiretaps. Aimed at Leaks Kissinger was former President Nixon's foreign affairs adviser at the time. The FBI wiretaps were put on telephones of 13 federal officials, including seven Kissinger aides and four newsmen, to find out how government secrets were leaking to the press. The story that Rockefeller knew of the taps became public last year because of a Feb. 28. 1973, taped White House conversation during which former counsel John Dean told it to Nixon. Dean said former FBI official William Sullivan told him Coyne had told Rockefeller of the taps and that Rockefeller had told Kissinger he knew about the taps. Ash disclosed Tuesday that he may have been the source of that story. He testified that after Kissinger told him the story he told it to Sullivan. Rockefeller denied the .story at senate hearings and again two weeks ago at house hearings. No “Grand Plan ’ Rockefeller’s brother Laurance said Wednesday the Rockefellers have no “grand plan” in their vast business activities and that no one in the family will profit from Nelson’s confirmation H“ said the family, whose (Continued: Page 3, Col. 4 > Sinca Rules Thursday On Waifing for Nixon WASHINGTON (Apl — Judge ten interrogatories would serve John Sirica said Wednesday he j the purpose,” Prates said. would rule on Thursday whether; it was Prates who had sug-former President Nixon’s testi- goaled takins a Christmas break mony must be obtained More and allowing the jurors to go the Watergate cover-up trial home for the first time since they were seated Oct. ll. can end. Former Nixon aide John Ehr-lichman subpoenaed Nixon as a defense witness and has asked the judge for permission to take a deposition from the former President. Publicity Issue But lawyers for former Assistant Attorney General Robert Mardian and for Kenneth Parkinson, former lawyer for the; Three court-appointed doctors ,^* xor ] re ' e ^ ec ^* on committee, op- who examined Nixon and his medical records last week re posed the plan. H. R. Hal- deman’s lawyer took no position ported that the earliest he could ! aR ^ 0Ug ^ ^ (> indicated opposition give a deposition would be Jan. 0 lcr ‘ 16. Sirica has said he expects the t H they a K ret ‘d to release the trial to be concluded before;    the defendants would have Christmas.     ,0 waive any claims that the The prosecution filed written J verdict might be affected by I arguments Wednesday opposing | publicity. Assistant special prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste said Mon-! Ehrlichman’s motion. 2 Defendants Balk At least two of the five de-pendants informed Sirica Wednesday they oppose a pro-! posal for sending the jury home day the prosecutors also would, oppose releasing the jury. “Would Be Wrong” Later Wednesday Ben-Veniste for a Christmas recess in order cited 12 references in a March to delay the conclusion of the    21, 1973. White    House conversa- trial long enough    to obtain Nix-    tion    to paying    money to Water- on’s testimony.    gate    burglars    and then noted William Prates,    Ehrlichrnan's    that    only once    did Nixon say it lawyer, also said he would op- would be wrong, pose trying to take Nixon’s test)- And said Ben-Veniste, it was! mony through written questions,    clemency, not paying hush I “We    do    not    believe    the    writ-|money, that Nixon said would ---------  .     be    wrong. in    Haldeman maintained that V^nQiiyGS i ii Nixon said it would be wrong “in connection with both clemency and money.” Under questioning by Ben-j Veniste. Haldeman conceded j that after more careful review WASHINGTON (AP) - Sena- of the March 21 tape there is tors James Buckley and Clai-" n o question now in my mind borne Pell say they will in- that the point of clemency inter-troduee legislation next week to vene s between the money mat-amend a measure guaranteeing J er and it’s wrong.” Base Price increased By Agency es in School Data Act Sought MINERS VO T E — United Mine Wooers mem hers vote at Morgantown, W. Va., on whether to ratify the proposed coal contract. While union officials said no figures will be released until Thursday, an Associated Press report on scattered returns showed a bare 50.2 percent edge for ratification. Exhausted Mills Enters Hospital parents and students access to school records. During a two-hour meeting Tuesday, Buckley (Con.R-N.Y.) and Pell iD-R.I.) agreed on steps to clarify ambiguities in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, passed as part of this year's omnibus education Notes But he added it was his belief when he testified before the senate Watergate committee that Nixon’s comment referred to the money rather than clemency Ben-Veniste then referred to notes Haldeman took when he WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep.(remain in the hospital, but I will]steering Wilbur Mills, reportedly ex-be with him daily.” hausted and facing moves to    Fanne Tearful strip him of his house ways and i n New York, Annabel Battis WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Power Commission Wednesday increased its nationwide base rate for natural gas sold by producers to interstate pipelines. It increased the rate from 42 cents per thousand cubic feet to 50 cents. The commission adopted the 42-cent rate June 21. But there were 37 petitions for it to hear new arguments for a higher rate, and it held new hearings in August. The commission said the 50-cent rate, plus an annual escalation of one cent, would allow gas producers a 15 percent rate I of return after covering all costs and would improve the I prospects of continued and expanded natural gas supplies. The new rate applies to gas from wells started since Jan. I, 1973, and to gas brought into in-te. slate commerce since then. Gradual Increase The commission said its decision would increase the cost of natural gas to customers gra-gradually, depending how rapidly new gas enters the system. The increase also would vary from area to area. The commission said Boston residents could pay about 8 06 percent more by 1978, while the price could rise 15 92 percent in Chicago and 16.45 percent in Los Angeles. It said that, even with the increases, the price of natural gas would remain lower than committee nominate The newspaper said Mills’ that alternate fuels in the Ullman. He said he expected comment also came juet before same areas, the recommendation to be fol- one committee member, Rep. Th e first annua! one-cent lowed    Joseph Karth (D-Minn.) told escalation may be made on Jan. The steering committee is un- Mills that house Democrats are I* 1975, and further escalations AP Wir*i»ho1o bill. A spokesman for the senate reviewed the March 21 tape a education subcommittee, mon th after chaired bv Pell, said that, a1- t0 °k place: though final legislative lan- “Your notes guage had not yet been worked that passage . . . clemency you j. ..j ; ust can t do ^ out, the proposed amendmentsican't do. money you can do?” would: means committee chair- fella, who performs as Fanne |j ke | y t0 act mU ch bef ore the likely to force him to give up wouId be possible on the first manship, was reported in satis- I 1 oxe - sa ‘d tearfully Tuesday cnd 0 f the current congressional the chairmanship he has held    °f eac h succeeding year. factory condition Wednesday in ™ ght , shc . w ° u 4 ld v . isii . , Milk ( f session later this month and it since 1958.    I    .    * * * Bethesda Naval Hospital.    IMjLMi could bv "‘T* J"'" "* M,h    him    — 1 btHt " S * WWy M,r ‘" , mi , r ^    ! Mes »«. ‘ ne stripper sam. congress meets in January. The Arkansas Democrat,!“And I do care for him very'    hi    Sip Down” I whose recent behavior has bat- much and I’m very upset about    Might    Step Down the conversation clearly fled his colleagues, was on theTt.” She said Mills told her by Mills indicated to two ways house The newspaper floor Tuesday afternoon; telephone Monday night he was!and meant* committee members when he refused to handle a    going    to the hospital    because    that he probably    will step    down routine legislative matter and    “he didn’t feel well.”    as chairman of    the panel    if he reflect t o|d Bcd. Joe Waggoner (D-l Mills’ power as chairman of a serious health problem, the ways and means committee jibe St. Paul Pioneer Press said Shortly afterwards, he en-    was    whittled down    Monday    Wednesday “That s right,” Haldeman re- tered Bethesda Naval Medical    when the house Democratic The paper said    Mills made the m ittee Democrat whom he and the comment Tuesday before enter-!    - ax and mg the hospital.    (Continued:    Page    3.    Col.    6.) social security legislation, and)- —  ;- authorized it to establish subcommittees. “I just told him that he may 1 .. ......    .    , as well at least be aware of “‘ d Wednesday the natural gas some cf the facts," the Pioneer'* h 0 r ‘ * eJ* “dram.Uc.Uy Press quoted Karth as saying deepened and wit cause vv.de-"And the facte dictate that he s P, read , unemployment this cannot bo elected chairman 1 ™!*^ u,l . l<s, P rlc<!s " e decon -again.” “Stomach Problem” trolled before Christmas. He said deregulation of gas prices would not automatically aid Karth re- mean huge increases in con- Permit colleges and ulvmi,plied. And then he explained his Center wlt hout notifying his of-caucua decided lo expo es to send academic Shades to interpretation is that Nixon fjce    panel,    which    initiates    ti ie parents of students listed as,m e a n t both clemency and 1    wrvnriiv    Widatin lated that he and another amidid Illness Unknown money would be wrong. 1 One of the charges against j Mills, 65, was examined by a Haldeman is that he committed hospital staff doctor Tuesday af-perjury when he told the senate ternoon but no report on his committee that Nixon had said condition was released, a navy it would be wrong to pay hush spokesman said. Ouster Talk Congressional Democrats talked Tuesday about replacing money to the original Watergate! The nature of his illness     w,th    Rep    A1 L,,man {D ~ ), the No. 2 Democrat on the ways and means committee. . , Speaker Carl Albert said stow) it had not been diagnosed. ffednes(|ay Mll , s probab | y wll) not disclosed. Sources close to the hospital said they under tie the dependent children. Bar students from seeing con fidential financial filed by parents in connection with applications for financial aid. Provide for college and university students, if they wish, ; defendants waive their rights to see letters of recommendation and other    “Confessed” confidential communications in During a bench conference their files    Tuesday    Ben-Veniste contended “ ’ELT”    * ***** as chairman Make the act’s disclosure pro- ^at Haldeman confessed to a    .    .    . Asked if house Democrats in- against visions effective Dec. SI. 1974. crime during    his    -testimony!     Mi,,s wifc » P® 11 *’     sa,d shc dld tended    to ous't Mills or    if    Mills and inapplicable to confidential about the attempt to    get    CIA of-     not ^ now ^ ow * ong    ^ cr husband might    resign, the    speaker information put into student finals to ask the FBI to curtail j woldd rcmain hospitalized. replied, “I think that’s a pretty files before that date.    jt s investigation    of    the    Water-    In a statement    released by | accurate statement.” “It was unclear in the origin gate break-in.    Mills’ office, Mrs.    Mills said: j Rep.    Richard Fulton    du ally-enacted amendment just Speaking out of the hearing of “The doctors have been urging Tenn), a member of the Demo what was meant by the term the jury. Ben-Veniste said Hal- Wilbur to enter the hospital for cretic steering committee and ‘student records,’ ” ihe subeom deman ‘ confesses to a crime a complete examination for the ways and means committee, mittee spokesman said “What ( 0 defrauding the U. S. through some time, and I have been urg-1 said he would propose that the we’re trying to do with these    ~    .    _    ;    mg    him    to    do    so.    I    do not know - amendments is clarify that."    (Continued:    Page    3,    Col.    7.) how long he will be required to sumer costs as critics contend. Morton said this winter’s shortage will mean that about IO percent of gas scheduled to be delivered under contract to various firms cannot be delivered. Rights Group: Scrap r\ j. I i i• n» i Watergate Grand Detroit Integration Bld Jury Is Released be DETROIT (AP) — Warning of racial balance without crossing WASHINGTON (AP) — The violence “that would make Bos- school districts is impossible,” S rand J ur y that indicted the Wa- ton's look like a warmup,’ civil rights group has come out further attempts to! i»v Uwv/l va I*’IJ Iv. IO 13    l    f said Young, a cousin of Detroit ^rgate burglars and then the Mayor Coleman Young. He £,aid the money now set u aside for the Detroit-only busing;?!! 1 ". a . uau .^ ai L. V ! 1 , 3 / u ‘ V, J" C achieve racial balance in Dc- n i an chinin    .J*    Wednesday    with    official    thanks top aides of former President Nixon was discharged after two and a half years of service WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has overridden President Ford's veto of a 22.7 percent increase in most GI education benefits, and veterans now Fund Request WASHINGTON (UPI) -President Ford Wednesday asked $813.7 million in supplemental appropriations to finance the veterans benefits increase enacted over his veto. in school should get some of their added money in about 15 days The votes Tuesday were far above the two-thirds needed to troit schools. The Michigan chapter of the Southern Chris Conference court-ordered busing destroy the whole city of Detroit.” The    SCLC,    founded    by the    late Dr Martin    Luther    King,    jr., called on the Detroit school board to abandon integration efforts and concentrate on upgrading vocational programs. Dr    Claud    Young,    SCLC    na- lion source said Wednesday that ti mal    sue president    in charge enact the bill over Ford s objec-proactive to September, and VA benefits their six months of im-    Tunisia    will hand over the four    of    the Midwest said    it is    impos- tions - 394 to ll) in the house officials satd the back increases Bal active duty for training.     gunmen    who hijacked a British,sible    to    achieve racial balance and 90 to I in the senate Assis-    are scheduled    to be in checks    provided    they later serve on ac-     air , iner and killed a west Ger-ij n Detroit because    70    percent    of tan!    C O P.    Leader Griffin    due to    reach    the veterans iii    live duty    for 12 months or more.     man passe nger    to the PLO for    the schools are    predominantly (Midi.) cast the lone senate about IS days.    Ford    said he vetoed the bill triaK    I    Wack    and 30 percent predomi- vote to back the veto.    Dffieials    said    the    first    regular    reluctantly because it was infla- j j t wou j d i*, the first guerilla‘nantlv white It was the fourth of Ford's 15 monthly payment with the in- tionary. Its backers said it was |lr i a i 0 f    hijackers ever held Pal- vetoes overridden. The house .creases would be in the January an investment in the future of    estiman    terrorists have been failed    Tuesday    to override an-    checks.    veterans    that would equip them    handed over to    the PLO in the    The U. S. other.    The vote    of 249 to 150 in    The    bill increases monthly    better as    citizens and keep them    p as { hut have    never come to    July rejected plan should be diverted to up-T grade school vocation programs 0r per » rm ! n *. a l Jf s, ^ rlc ,unc ' "Why subject ourselves to a "on well and fa.thfully^ stian Leadership matter that stands to destroy    £ id Tuesday that,the whole city? Why try musing “stands to achieve an impossible goal     c See Vet Check Boost in 15 Days Says Tunisia To Hand Hijackers to Guerillas CAIRO (API A reliable Palestine Liberation Organiza- racial balance. It doesn’t exist in Detroit,” Young said More Explosive He said forced busing could spark serious disturbances in the city, already racially polarized and hard hit by drastic layoffs in the auto industry. Chief U. S. District Judge George Hart in releasing the 23 jurors. 19 of wliom were present at the short ceiemony. Hart said the grand jury set a record for longevity. The jury was empaneled on June 4, 1972 Thirteen days later five men were arrested in the lie said Ihe situation would be     Mc '    ^'Wing    suite much more explosive than ti ? f ', hc ^'n'orTat.c party and the rising unemployment tr j a j increases Ifavor of override was 17 votes:payments for full-time institu- off the short of two-thirds. The bill tional training from $220 to $270 rolls. would have provided $130 mil- for a single veteran, from $261 Ford suggested an 18 2 per-lion in tax benefits to victims of to $321 for a veteran with one cent boost. He also objected to a, several natural disasters.    dependent, and from $298    to    $366    new    program of $600-a-year The Veterans Administration with two dependents. The    rate    loans    for veterans who can’t get: has for months been keeping its for each dependent over    two is    help    from other federal pro j computers geared to rush out raised from $18 to $22.    grams and a provision giving bigger checks for some 15 mil-' The bill contains many other the education benefits for 45 in | lion veterans receiving benefits! liberalizing features, including (stead of 36 months. And he! under the education program. allowing reservists and national wanted the benefits to start Jan I The higher payments are ret- guardsmen to count toward I instead of being retroactive. 1 more was in Boston this fall under a court-ordered busing plan. Young said the SCLC ie, calling on state and federal officials to allocate appropriate funds to bring all schools up to standard. He said the SCLC is not op^ iupreme court in I posed to the original position Crossword .. a plan to imple-1 taken by the National Assn for Daily Record Court Rejection task of investigating that breakin fell to the jury. Today s Index Comics Today'* Char I* Ic It’s easy enough to accept the fact that you’re worth your weight in gold. What s really shattering is not being worth your weight in pork Chops.    Copyright niont a cross-district busing the Advancement of Colored! plan to integrate Detroit and 53 People, which brought the fed mostly white suburban school oral integration suit. But he; !districts. The case was returned added. “They have lost the orig-, I to U. S. district court, where ani taal concept, and that was quai l all-Detroit plan must be drafted, ity education ” The SCLC originally support-! “We supported the busing' cd the cross-district suit but-concept in the first place be j .changed its position at a meet-'cause there were no schools for ling last month.    minorities and poor that were “Because of the migration of comparable to white schools,” both white and black families, a he said Deaths Editorial Features Farm ............ Financial ........ Marion ...... Movies .......... Society ........... Sports ........... State Television ............ 4C Want Ads    ..I0D-13D  71) 71) 3A ..... 3A . 6A, 7A . ... 9B ..... SI) 7B 61) 12B, 13R .. 11 )-51) ... 1C-3C